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Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by Klay, Aug 19, 2019.
Budget agency predicts trillion-dollar deficits for years to come, as red ink explodes
This. At a minimum it will make liberals lose there minds so it’s awesome.
Yeah, I was going to mention this. Without the Louisiana Purchase, Florida being bought from Spain and Alaska from the Russians we would not have an America that we know it as of today. In fact, I think we bought the Virgin Islands from Denmark... It is something that has been done a lot. Doing it in the "Information Age" makes things tricky though.
Plan B......... buy Denmark
I hear ya, I actually really miss working mines (gold). The extreme weather, the extreme vehicles.. Etc. Its an experience that Im glad I have. As far as roads... I have no idea, Im always flying and I tell you flying over northern Canada, especially BC theres no sign of human life.
Sounds like paradise, honestly. I grew up in a rural area, then moved down here at 23 and haven't adapted well in any aspect.
Sounds like they might need some freedom.
Just for your info we got the Virgin Islands from the Spanish when we ripped them up pretty good in our little known war in 1898 known as the Spanish American war from April 1898 to Aug 1898. That and Guam, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
Doesn’t take long to get desolate around here...couple hours if you drive right direction.
Sent from my POFS iPhone in a rage cause this is the third try.
The word "desolate" to me spells paradise. I miss working split 3rd/1st shift and seeing *maybe* one other vehicle during my commute. That was nice.
Ohhhh, gotcha. I wasn't for sure on that one. I don't know if I was thinking about a different set of islands or what.
Actually, we bought them from (wait for it)
In 1917, for ~$25 million. Our "reasoning" was Germany might annex Denmark and then be able to establish bases in the Caribbean.
But we had been trying to buy them since the end of the Civil war in 1865... worked on another deal that fell through in the 1890s.
By 1917 the fear German annexation was more an excuse to use high pressure tactics to get the Danes to sell, even though they would have rather kept the Virgin islands. We basically told Denmark sell them to us or we'll seize them with force "to prevent Germany from acquiring them."
The other territories mentioned were acquired in after the Spanish/American war. We bought them all as well, Spain really wanted to keep the Philippines and offered a few islands, to which we countered with "We're just going to take them all. Here's $20 million."
About anytime we took territory after war, even the Mexican american, we paid the country we defeated for the territories. Although usually it was a "We are taking this, your money is on the nightstand, you know where the door is so just see yourself out."